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Andreas Horn


Last update: 27.04.2021

Supply Chain, Controlling & process optimization

Company: Ahornsolutions
Graduation: Diplom Volkswirt
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Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | Portuguese (Full Professional) | Spanish (Full Professional)




• 20 years expertise in supply chain and controlling in FMCG, Pharma & Retail
• Broad expertise in sales and demand planning and leading large scale cross functional projects • Strong analytical skills and leadership experience
• Pragmatic, hands-on approach, strong interaction with the business
• Broad international experience with five foreign languages

Project history

09/2020 - 09/2020
Prognoses and Replenishment
European Market Leader Retail with 1000 Stores (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
  • Due diligence for VP Category Management on present implementation of a harmonized forecast and replenishment process
  • Interviews and workshops with key stakeholders in Supply Chain, IT, finance, external software provider, key users on local and group level
  • Identified areas for improvement and recommendation for next steps

09/2020 - 09/2020
Define OTC process for divestment project of $600 MM portfolio
Top 10 Pharma company (>10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Coordinate supply chain, finance, regulatory, quality, commercial and buyer
  • Document and map existing supply chain set-up for 800 SKU’s.
  • Develop future supply chain set-up based on distribution, external manufacturer and Market Authority transfer scenarios

09/2020 - 09/2020
Interim Head Controlling
eading European multichannel fashion retailer (500-1000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
  • Optimized accounting structure, financial systems and processes to increase cost visibility and cope with strong growth
  • Operative controlling, budgeting and reporting
  • Lead definition and implementation of stock inventory valuation systematic to maximize write-offs within tax regulations in cooperation with IT and external tax consultants

02/2019 - 10/2019
Interim Head Supply Chain Controlling
Market leader construction materials - chemical industry (5000-10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering

• Responsible for supply chain controlling for 12 plants 

• Drove budgeting, forecast and reporting process for supply chain

• Drive and monitor successful implementation of cost saving projects

• Process owner Supply Chain Controlling for global introduction of S4/Hana  

• Lead team of 8 controllers in production, logistics and purchasing

12/2014 - 01/2018
Process improvement prognosis and replenishment
Leading European grocery chain (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail

• Project lead in optimization of internal IT software for 7000 stores. Created and conducted IT compulsory, testing, piloting and rollout.

• Business analyses to identify and quantify areas of improvement 

• Coordinated sales, logistic, software engineers, database and network specialists Responsible for timing, costs and functionality 

• Project examples: Improved algorithm for proactive stock management and introduced permanent stock inventory approach, increased fleet capacity utilization and store availability, optimized forecasting promotional items, define algorithm to clean-up inconsistencies in master data, levelling capacity utilization in supply chain.  

11/2014 - 12/2015
Process optimization quality & logistics
Top 10 pharmaceutical company (>10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology

• Investigated root causes for backlog in batch releases. Set up interface between deviation system and SAP. Created visibility by automated report on status to senior management.

• Coordinated priorities between marketing, sales, quality management and supply chain

• Implemented process improvements to increase efficiency and to reduce backlog in batch releases in 6 months by 50%. Lead and coached team to support Qualified Person

06/2006 - 03/2009
Lead major growth and optimization projects within European Supply Chain
Wrigley GmbH (5000-10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail

• Responsible for setting up supply chain for new product launches (e.g. largest launch of recent years within Western Europe: sales > $100 MM, investment > $20 MM)

• Coordinating of interfaces between finance, purchasing, logistics, sales, marketing and product development, go to person for European management for all aspects of project

• Responsible for quality, time, investment and product costs

• Leading major regional margin improvement projects with several $ MM savings (lean & efficiency programs, outsourcing, production transfer, product portfolio optimization)

• Coordinate and align sales and demand between during scale up of new projects.

• Wrigley Supply Chain Innovation Award 2008 for investment saving $ 2 MM

• Achieving $ 0,5 MM saving by optimizing the product portfolio, realizing 20% productivity increase on packaging line

• Managing large international cross functional project teams (>20 employees)

Time and spatial flexibility

Munich Area: 4-5 days
Europe: 4 days per week

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